Sunday, June 16, 2024

REVIEW: Route 104

Magical things can happen when a timeless Mediterranean menu intersects with flavorful, Mexican homestyle cooking. The quaint and spacious open-air dining room of Restaurant Route 104 is where that enchanting flavor fusion casts its spell.  Filled with shining copper urns, cozy wooden tables, and ethnic...

REVIEW: Quieres TacosWay 

If Los Angeles is known to do one thing right, it's definitely its Mexican food. Los Angeles has Mexican restaurants in every corner of the city but in the heart of San Fernando Valley stands Quires Tacosway. Serving traditional Mexican food, traditional Mexican seafood and their signature TheWay dishes.  This...

REVIEW: The Three Broomsticks

Muggles and Wizards alike may find themselves thirsty and hungry after fighting Dementors and giant spiders and flying on a Hippogriff.  Luckily for them, the perfect refreshment can be found at The Three Broomsticks, a restaurant in Harry Potter’s Wizarding World found in Universal Studios in Hollywood California. 

REVIEW: La Sierra

Clubs have become a way for people to escape their day to day lives and their struggles.  While La Sierra has never been known as a college club go-to, its latest attempts to create an escape for the younger generation is a success, somewhat.  La Sierra...

REVIEW: Johnny Pacific

Within a strip mall in Winnetka, a Food 4 Less and Seven Eleven are accompanied by the scent of filled to the brim, crunchy and evenly cooked empanadas that would lure almost anyone passing by into the restaurant. Johnny Pacific is an A rated fast casual family-owned restaurant. The staff...

REVIEW: Casa Vega

Founder Rafael Vega’s family pictures at Casa Vega’s lobby in Sherman Oaks on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Photo by Lourdes Suasnabar. As the lights dim, the classic Mexican tune “Contigo,” by the famous trio Los Panchos, resonates throughout the dining room of his hidden gem. With mustard-painted walls streaked with...

REVIEW: Joe’s Café

There’s a lot to say about the diversity of cultural influences on dining in the city of Los Angeles. But there’s a spot just off Chatsworth st in Granada Hills shy north of the CSUN campus called Joe’s Café, where all the influence you will find here is comfort, friends, and plenty of freshly made good eats!...

REVIEW: Kalaveras Cantina Urbana

Whizzles, fireworks, laughs and old school reggaeton music play under an array of colorful neon lights reflect the vibe of a restaurant where it feels like it is someone's birthday everyday.  And that is because Kalabareas creates a welcoming culturally authentic atmosphere with home made food and traditional drinks. 

REVIEW: Midnight Hour Records

To all the oldies and punk enthusiasts looking for a record collector haven, The Midnight Hour Records is the place to be.  Located on the corner of San Fernando Road and South Maclay Street, right in the heart of the San Fernando Mall, this mom-and-pop shop is hard to miss. 

REVIEW: Philippe the Original

It’s said the French dip sandwich was created in Los Angeles in 1918 by Philippe Matthieu.  The story of it comes from a mere accident, on a fateful day in 1918 a policeman coming in for a sandwich was running late for work. Matthieu dropped the French roll in a roasting pan filled with...
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